Our 2011 Chardonnay is composed of estate fruit from our Home vineyard, as well as a premiere grower vineyard in the Awatere Valley. After handpicking, the fruit was whole bunch pressed and fermented in French oak barriques (20% new) using indigenous yeast. Vavasour Chardonnay is made from a mix of Clone 95 (for elegance) and Mendoza (for richness). The wine was aged in oak for ten months with weekly lees stirring to enhance the texture and flavour.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
All Vavasour wines are 100% varietal and true, honest expressions of their Awatere Valley terroir.
Complex and elegant, the 2011 Chardonnay delivers lovely citrus, nectarine and apricot notes balanced by toasty French oak.
The palate is rich and expressive with the stony minerality found in all of our white wines.
1 - 5 years